Sarabjit Singh’s sister appeals to Pakistan High Commissioner for his releaseMarch 18th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Sarabjit Singh’s sister on Tuesday made an appeal at the Pakistan High Commission for securing his release.
Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh submitted an appeal to the Pakistan High Commission in India appealing for the release of her brother as soon as possible.
“I and my family should be given permission to meet Sarabjit. I requested them not to treat my brother harshly and he should be forgiven, as he is innocent. I have submitted all the documents, which claim that he is Sarabjit. I have requested them to convey this message to President Pervez Musharraf that my brother be treated in a civil manner and should be given forgiveness,” said Dalbir Kaur.
Dalbir Kaur recently failed to gain clemency following the rejection of his mercy plea by President Musharraf.
Sarabjit Singh, the Indian convicted of spying in Pakistan is to be hanged on April 1 following President Musharraf’s rejection of his mercy plea, a senior prison officer in Lahore said on Sunday.
Singh was sentenced to death in 1991 for spying and carrying out four bomb blasts that killed 14 people.
According to the Superintendent of the Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat prison, Javed Latif, President Musharraf turned down Singh’s petition for clemency on March 4.
Singh’s family has said he accidentally crossed into Pakistan in 1990 while he was drunk.
Pakistani officials say Singh was arrested while trying to slip back into India after the bomb blasts.
On March 4, Musharraf accepted a mercy plea and ordered the release of another Indian, Kashmir Singh, who spent 35 years on death row in Pakistan for spying charges.
Pakistan said the release was made on humanitarian grounds.
Human rights activist and caretaker Minister Ansar Burney who propelled the release of Kashmir Singh, told reporters in Islamabad on Monday that he had no intention of helping Sarabjit Singh.
The Indian Government meanwhile has appealed to the Pakistan Government to grant clemency to Sarabjit Singh on humanitarian grounds. (ANI)
- Krishna raises Sarabjit issue with Zardari - Sep 08, 2012
- Sarabjit's family on indefinite fast; meets Krishna (Second Lead) - Jun 28, 2012
- Sarabjit and Surjeet: Shock in one home, joy in another (Second Lead) - Jun 27, 2012
- I regret the day Surjeet Singh got released: Dalbir Kaur - Jul 02, 2012
- Krishna assures family of Sarabjit's release (Lead) - Jun 28, 2012
- Sarabjit's family meets Krishna - Jun 28, 2012
- Have come with hopes of brother's release: Sarbjeet's sister - Jun 07, 2011
- Conditions favourable in Pakistan for Sarabjit's release: Sister - Jul 05, 2011
- Sarabjit's kin in Ajmer, seek his release - Apr 08, 2012
- Sarabjit's family elated in Punjab - Jun 26, 2012
- Pakistan to release Sarabjit Singh soon, says lawyer - Sep 07, 2012
- Pakistan court seeks reply on likely pardon for Sarabjit - Jun 15, 2011
- Reopen case, allow me to prove my innocence: Sarabjit - Jun 17, 2011
- Sarabjit's family shattered by Pakistan's 'cruel joke' (Lead) - Jun 27, 2012
- Jubilation to despair for Sarabjit's family - Jun 27, 2012
Tags: ansar burney, bomb blasts, caretaker, civil manner, clemency, high commission in india, human rights activist, humanitarian grounds, indian government, indian kashmir, islamabad, kashmir, pakistan government, pakistan high commission, pakistan high commissioner, pakistani officials, pervez musharraf, president musharraf, president pervez musharraf, prison officer